Hi again! As you know, I love to eat healthily. However, sometimes this is more challenging to achieve.
And when heading out on a backpacking adventure, it is very easy to simply through some very unhealthy food options into your bag and continue on.
It does not have to be like this however! There are some ways you can ensure that you get a wholesome, and importantly, filling meal, while out on your expedition.
Don’t Skip Out On Breakfast!
This might seem like a no brainer to some of you reading this, but you would be surprised at the amount of people who just skip breakfast. It has been said a billion times that breakfast is the most important part of the day when it comes to eating, so make sure to eat well!
I like to choose slow burning carbs, things like oatmeal, so that I will feel fuller for longer, and will have more energy throughout the day.
Add in a little fruit or yogurt if you are not a big fan of the bland taste of porridge. Even small additions such as honey can make a huge improvement to the taste, and energy levels you will benefit from.
Visit Local Grocers for the Freshest Produce:
If you are intending on bringing along some items to eat while out and about, make sure they are the freshest. Avoid big chain stores where possible, and visit local grocers.
They will not only really appreciate your business, but can provide you with the freshest produce possible. That can’t always be said from the faceless chain stores!
Packing things like bananas & nuts in your bag are both healthy and very tasty, providing you with essential vitamins, oils and nutrients.
Don’t Forget Water!
Something that may also seem like a no brainer is, packing water. And I mean water, not sodas or fruit juices!
Nothing can hydrate you better, despite marketing slogans and advertisements. A water bottle is reusable, so make sure to pack some water purification tablets with you too.
They take up next to no room hardly in your pack, and can be a literal life saver. They are also inexpensive, and you will be doing your little bit for the planet, by reusing your bottle.
Avoid Junk Food:
Where ever possible, try and eat real food. Junk food will fill you up temporarily, but will leave you feeling sluggish, with a literal nasty taste in your mouth. Try and pack things that have plenty of fibre to help keep you full.
If you want to bring snacks, dried fruits, nuts or even protein bars (if you want something sweet) are great choices, and again, will not take up your entire bag.
There we have it – simple huh? By using a little common sense in your packing choices, you too can eat healthily while backpacking. You will feel much better as a result, without the sugar hangover.